The Seavers return in ABC TV movie

October 16, 2004

Saturday, Oct. 16

8 p.m. on ABC

"Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers"

Somehow, you knew they wouldn't stay away forever. The whole Seaver family from the long-running sitcom - Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller and Ashley Johnson - returns for this movie, which was directed by Kerns. "Growing Pains" was shown on ABC from 1985 to 1992.

8 p.m. on Animal Planet

Dog show

More than 2,000 dogs compete in the Tournament of Champions in Houston. Coverage will include behind-the-scenes visits with some of the canines and their handlers.

8 p.m. on HBO

"Something's Gotta Give"

Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton star in this 2003 comedy that deals with the possibilities of love at a certain age. Complicating matters are the younger possibilities represented by Amanda Peet and Keanu Reeves.


9 p.m. on Starz

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

This 2003 remake of the influential 1974 horror movie stars Jessica Biel, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel and Jonathan Tucker. As is often the case with such undertakings, fans of the original could find plenty to complain about; whether more gore is better is a matter of opinion.

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